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to france. which is a country. apparently they say homework punishs the poor kids and helps the rich. dana will explain it next on five five. if you leigh now she will eat an entire beret. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> bob: what is that lang snack >> dana: french, bob. what kids do not complaint about having too much homework, except for me because i loveed it and i would make up assignments for myself. >> dana: did you make your own homework? >> dana: i did. >> greg: there is something wrong with you. >> dana: many parents think homework have gotp out of control. the french president proposed homework banned for younger students. eric, bob, only two with children. good or bad idea? >> eric: want me to go first? >> bob: sure. >> eric: the second worst idea he has come up with. the first was a 75% tax on his people. this is the second worst idea. i will tell you, i am very proud of my son who is a high honor roll student who does homework every night. it study with him on tests. that's why the scores are up. you stop doing that. they play games. the video games are enormous. stay with the home
winteror to be the next u.s. ambassador to the uk or france. do you believe that report? it's our gut check. be sure to check out our "news nation" tumblr page. you'll see behind the scene pictures and we got this picture of wynton march sal less yesterday in the house. [ female announcer ] a classic meatloaf recipe from stouffer's starts with ground beef, unions, and peppers baked in a ketchup glaze with savory gravy and mashed russet potatoes. what makes stouffer's meatloaf best of all? that moment you enjoy it at home. stouffer's. let's fix dinner. yeah, the cisco ucsc series server, with the intel xeon processors, help us scale smoothly, like a perfect golf swing. how was it before? clunky and full of unnecessary impediments. like charles' swing. i heard that. trust duracell to power their donated toys? duralock power preserve. it locks in power for up to 10 years in storage. guaranteed. duracell with duralock. trusted everywhere. but i still have a runny nose. [ male announcer ] dayquil doesn't treat that. huh? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus rushes relief to all your worst cold s
, they were the uk and france in joint plays. >> i was hoping maybe the uk would get an olympics boost, but it appears to be still trailing italy by quite a ways. but there were no italian locations in the most instagram places until the world. six california locations made the list. and the top two places most snapped and shared on instagram may surprise you. they were the shopping mall in bangkok, thailand t b, and the sunni's airport. >> where is your top place that you would like to go, christian? >> i think i go with the americans here. i think it looks most likely that we're going to be in italy. >> i thought you meant he were going to the americas. but that's all right. >> i'm going with the americans will be. >> where in italy? >> sicily. sicily looks -- first of all, it's some place i've never been. in london any time of the year but certainly in summer. >> are you an instagram user? >> i am not. >> where do you want to go, kelly? >> in 2013? >> yes. >> i suppose i get around to see more of europe. i would love to go to russia and see moscow and st. petersburg. >> don't go in
to either britain or france. she was among the president's top campaign fund-raisers. >>> and this morning, a powerful teachers union is trying to raise the bar for teachers, calling for a tough, certification test, not unlike the bar exam for lawyers. the federation of teachers want to maintain a 3.0 grade point average and have ten hours of field experience. sound like good ideas. >>> the flu season has arrived already. the earliest in nearly a decade. officials are warning the primary strain making the rounds right now is more severe than others, especially for the elderly. >>> finally, a reminder. never a good idea to show off. a man who writes for a motorcycle magazine in france, test driving a snazzy new yamaha, along the waterfront. we all know -- oh. >> what? >> how did it happen? he took a right, elizabeth. >> he bumped -- looks like he bumped into something. and what bad luck to fall into a boat? >> very bad luck. i assure you, as i do in cases like this, no one was hurt. pride, though, that's another story. >> that wounded ego. >> it was in france. >>> let's get to lara in londo
it is confident that the waterway will remain open. a new report says champagne sales in france are down nearly 5% from last year. despite the weak sales, france still consumed the most to give more than 170 million bottles in the last year alone. that is the latest from the fox business network. giving you the power to prosper. ♪ with fidelity's new options platform, we've completely integrated every step of the process, to get a list of equ. evaluate them with our p&l calculator... and execute faster with our more intuitive trade ticket. i'm greg stevens and i helped create fidelity's options platform. it one more innovative reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. now get 200 free trades when you open an account. dagen: pending home sales rising in november for a third straight month. now running at the highest level we have seen in two and a half years. will that continue? joining me now is anthony sanders. we have seen it all week and all the numbers lately. can it continue as we watch this fight go on down in defeat? >> the good news is, i think it can continue. just superlow inte
with what's happening there. >> okay, rick, huge in france. we know french economy not that good. women want to make some money during this period. france is strong for you. >> we've grown, almost doubled the company in the last five years in france. we're the biggest company of our kind in france. we're the largest seller of cookbooks in france. we had some issues the first two quarters, during the election, as you know, most of the consumers sat on the sidelines. we're starting to see it come back to life again. so we feel very good about france. ditto germany. >> isn't that incredible. >> rick, 52-week high when compared to avon. incredible. thank you so much for joining us. >> good to be here. >> good to see you. >> all right. stay tuned. sfx- "sounds of african drum and flute" look who's back. again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jungle. have you thought about going vegan carl? hahaha!! you know folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to ge
skinny," the "vogue" editor is being considered for a job as u.s. ambassador to britain for france. abc's david wright looks at her legacy. >> reporter: she's a woman renowned for exquisite taste and withering looks. the inspiration for meryl streep's character in "the devil wears prada." >> you have no style or sense of fashion. >> i think that depends on what -- >> no, no, wasn't a question. >> reporter: a portrayal anna wintour may not have enjoyed but she told barbara walters she respected it. >> did you recognize any part of yourself? >> well, i'm a very decisive person, so if meryl seemed somewhat strong, i respect that. >> reporter: she is the single most powerful woman in the fashion industry. her influence felt not just on the runway but in the shopping malls, too, as the documentary "the september issue" revealed, the editor of "vogue" dent mince words. >> i feel it's quite one-dimensional. >> reporter: she raised millions for the president's re-election. >> please join us, just don't be late. >> reporter: and politicians often reward their biggest fund-raisers. but ambassador
's more fun to do it at the end. >> reporter: but happy holiday eve. frances coe, nbc news. >>> undoubtedly this will be a tough christmas for many of those still suffering after hurricane sandy, but some of that pain has been relieved by a group called train of hope. they know what a big difference a helping hand can make. nbc's michelle franzen has more. >> reporter: at the amtrak station in new orleans volunteers from nearby swidell hard hit by katrina are organizing packing up pallets of diapers, shoes, blankets. the second run of donations for hurricane sandy victims. residents and firefighters here paying it forward. >> specifically we were focused on trying to make it better for the kids up there. >> reporter: in addition to basic supplies, this so-called train of hope will be filled with holiday toys all bound for sandy's smallest victims. 30 hours later the train rolls into newark, new jersey's, penn station. 27 pallets in all. half the toys go to the marine's toys for tots program, the rest end up here at engine 155 ladder 78 in staten island. >> looks like our ow
as someone who could be ambassador to france or england, is that someone who has been a supporter of the president. >> the sexyiest ambassador in history. let's have it. >> i think the devil would be awesome to have diplomatic immunity. >> jennifer: thank you so much for joining me inside "the war room." >> thanks, governor. >> jennifer: you bet. we'll tell you who the republicans are blaming for their losses in the 2012 election, and yes, you will laugh. we'll be right back. you know who is coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? >> jennifer: it has been so fun watching the g.o.p. implode since the election. we've got great seats he
allen with the top stories from "politico." and mika should be jetting in from the south of france just in time to say hello to her father. first, though, let's send it to bill karins with a check on the forecast. >> good morning to you, joe. you got to d.c. a day too late. yesterday, it had to have been the warmest day you'll see probably till about april. it was 72 degrees yesterday in washington, d.c. it was even in the 60s all the way as far north as buffalo, syracuse and rochester. things are coming back to reality. cold front's heading through. chillier air is arriving, especially western new york. some showers out ahead of that front. if you're leaving the house now in maine, coastal new hampshire down through boston out on the cape, you're going to get light showers over the next hour or on two. you also have a few showers that will be ending shortly. look how warm it is when you step out your door. even at this hour, philadelphia. but look back to your west. the colder air is arriving. already in the 30s, pittsburgh and buffalo. and even buffalo could get snow showers later on
will have an opportunity. >> i think, though, of france. would you stay in france? >> of course we will. >> you see people moving out of france. >> we can have opinions about their policies. i think they're doing some things that are counterproductive, by the way, that they're finding that way. the government is a huge part of their gdp, decision making is not really marketing. there's unintended consequences of their policy. for example, if you cannot shut down a poorly performing or money losing factory, what effect will that have on somebody who might want to expand his or her business? if you know that you can never -- if you know you have a liquidity -- illiquidity and can never get out of a position, are you much less likely to go into it? sure. the ramifications and consequence of their policies are starting to be felt there now. we're not going to get out of it. it's a big gdp. we're very active there. some of the greatest companies in the world are french companies. >> i asked this of jamie, and it's an important question, given some of the reputational hit that goldman took ov
bermuda onion. sabryna naps journal when she went to cooking school in france. i don't know if he is the main guy we want out there right now. i stay out of the way. yes, sir, mr. president. no, sir, mr. president. may i have another, mr. president? a little animal house alit ration there. i don't know what's going -- on i'm bored by it i hope they get some kind of deal. this is an interesting deal. best places in which to be born. not to live. just to be born. >> all right. >> okay? >> all right. >> this comes from the economists intelligence unit there they are: no mention of the u.s.a. we are 16. so let's take the top three. switzerland, australia, norway. hey. miller? >> and they're all the same to me. one has got the alps in the middle. one has got a big rock in the middle. all these places that are cold, i don't want to be the mayor of a hamlet in lap land. knock i could care less. sweden, are you kidding me? incorporate march bergman was an optimist. he saw thed me cup half full. they comp everything over there. even your state run funeral after you off yourself in your la
movement is to mock and destroy various traditions. in france the secular progressives are on the march targeting those who want to preserve their definition of traditional marriage. [chanting] [shouting] >> greg: obviously those weren't real nuns. is this where we are headed. bill obviously placed the question to the monica crowley and alan colmes. >> it's not just recent this stuff has been happening for decades. we saw bill ayers the entire counter cultural movement occupy wall street. van jonsz, code pink during the iraq war. this is the left. what you are seeing these are the radicals on the left. this happens all across western societies. they have one objective, bill which is disruption. it's all about tearing down and destroying so they can turn around and rebuild far left utopias. >> bill: isn't there difference between antiwar movement which is fairly intense and gay marriage? these are the people right now who -- look at the difference. the people who want traditional marriage, colmes, are peaceful think have their signs and trying to get their points across and they disagree
from his live strong charity after the u.s. antidoping agency throughout the seven tour de france titles and banned him from cycling. despite overwhelming evident, armstrong maintains he did not use performance-enhancing drugs. john edwards walked after federal prosecutors failed to convince a jury the former presidential candidate misused campaign donations to hide his mistress. the last of nasa's fleet of space shuttles arrived at museums around the country. >> and launch. >> reporter: while the first privately built spacecraft delivered supplies to the international space station. >> touchdown confirmed. we're safe on mars. >> reporter: the curiosity rover landed on mars, beaming back pictures of the red planet and felix baumgartner became a human missile as he broke the speed of sound during the fastest and highest freefall ever. randall pinkston, cbs news, new york. >>> looking ahead to next year, mcafee labs expecting hacking on mobile devices now to expand in the coming year. the santa clara-based company is worried about so-called ransomware. that is the type of virus that
it on the revenue side. otherwise we're going to be looking at tax rates that would make france's new socialist government blush. you can't get there from here. >> i'll tell you something, jeb, i'm a stock guy. just like you, you don't want to talk about taxes. let's forget about this whole tax side. i want three ways to cut spending by $500 billion right now. how about we take social security up to 68. how about we slash medicare benefits? and why don't we cut the -- the defense budget? why do we need people in europe? why do we need them in japan? what are we doing in decree california? i want some answers to this. >> well, go to the web and look for the republican budget. that was written by the chairman of our budget committee paul ryan. you will see these savings -- >> 30-year, 40-year plan. i want to know what we can do -- >> well -- number one, defense has already been cut. we can debate how much it should be cut further but it has already been cut. i mean that's just a fact. >> but we added -- >> -- defense on the republican side. you have that global war turf. -- good idea. >> say agai
before the house gavels in at 2:00 p.m. eastern. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, france, -- friends, this is a singular honor to be a guest in this temple of civic life. thanks to all the good people for making this possible, to my publisher, the staff that are manning the barricades outside. my novel is debt crisis and the future of the world economy. i will be arguing that there is no such thing as a debt crisis. there is no debt crisis in the united states of america and europe, and there is no such thing as the debt crisis in my own country, which is nevertheless being consumed by debt. you know the joke about balloonist. the balloon has been blown off isrse, and at some point they no such thing as a debt crisis. manage to gain control of the balloon and lower it above a farm. the farmer comes out and looks up at the balloon and one of the balloonists says, excuse me, sir, where are we? and the farmer says, you are in a balloon. the balloonist says, he must be an economist. precisely accurate, and hopelessly useless. [laughter] we have a doctor here amongst us. imagine if you ha
and inevitably destroy various traditions. in france, they are on the march, targeting those who want to preserve their definition of traditional marriage. [ chanting ] [ sounds of struggle ] >> well, obviously those weren't real nuns. so is this where we are headed in bill recently posed a question to the barack in a hard place duo, alan combs and monica crawley. >> i say absolutely, it's not just recent, this stuff has been happening for decades. we saw them occupy wall street, van jones, code paint during the iraq war. this is the left. these are the radicals, the left. this happens all across western societies and it's got one objective which is disruption. it's all about tearing down and destroying to they can turn around and rebuild their far left marxist utopias. >> isn't there a difference between an anti-war movement, which is fairly intense, and gay marriage? these are the people right now who, look at the difference. the people who want traditional marriage, combs, are peaceful and they are they've signs, they're trying to get their point ak as kron -- point across and these are the pe
tour de france victories were erased. he's signaled he has no intention of appealing the ban. >> and some of the french folks armstrong may have rode past are breaking a holiday season tab u and selling their unwanted presents. >> they might be on to something there. that's exactly what they were doing at this store in paris yesterday. patrons saying it's better than regifting. and during tough times, any bit of money counts. >> and 52% of french people are planning to make money from their gifts. and maybe the other 40% are lying about it. you all know you've gotten a bad christmas present before. i have family members, you will remain nameless because we're on national television, and you're like, what am i supposed to do with this? i would think that they would be happy for you if you could make money off of it. >> regifting is almost a way of saving money any way. >> have you regifted? >> i'm trying to think. >> you have. >> i think we all have. >> you know you have. >> i've regifted. when you get that third or fourth toaster that you don't need anymore, what are you goin
national, i believe he was from france. >> right. >> gretchen: then he was able to take -- the judge in the u.s. ruled that he could take the children back to france and she has been trying to fight to get them back. >> exactly. and it's this treaty in the hague and it's meant to help prehave not parents from abducting children burks it seems like it's perhaps doing the opposite. >> steve: so the supreme court is not going to decide necessarily who the child lives with, but will it make any difference, the fact that in the introduction, it said that the mom had a rap sheet. >> yeah. that is exactly right. she had some domestic violence issues in 2010 and also some drunk driving issues or some alcohol-related legal problems as well. so that could play a factor. but of two watch and see. by the way, let me read you a quote from the father's attorney. he says, quote, the miscarriage of justice comes to mind, his name is michael manly. the other side's position is that once a child leaves the boundaries of the united states, it is over. there is nothing you can do about it and that has t
the way other countries do. so we're essentially subsidizing like france and germany, for example because their governments have worked out a way to negotiate prices. so medicare, for example gets to set rates on payments to doctors and hospitals but doesn't have any power to negotiate rates on medical devices, drugs or durable medical equipment. so we don't have a market place wherein we have any leverage. ultimately, we pay more than other countries do for those things because we don't have any say. >> stephanie: also, you were talking about cost basically being arbitrary. you can pay $4,000 at one hospital. $15,000 at another. >> it should be infuriating. people should be angry about this. we have no idea what things really cost in this country. medically. so if you go to get a procedure or you have an emergency for god forbid and you end up in an emergency room, you're not price checking. you're going -- you're going to get fixed or healed. >> stephanie: i have a gushing head injury. maybe i should go shop
, and spain and italy, and france. they all grow slow of the they have extremely high unemployment rates. we would have a slow economy and high unemployment forever if we taxed ourselves like that. gregg: all right. >> this idea that somehow you can't tax the middle class or we won't, it's impossible. if we keep --. gregg: that is a bad idea, right, i get it. i get it. vat. that i get. >> value-added tax is the worst thing. gregg: brian, what is the solution? >> yeah. i, well, if i were king for a day and told to make the economy grow faster, i would cut the size of our federal government. we need to cut spending everywhere because, the best our economy has done in the last 30 years is during the '80s and '90s. that's when ronald reagan and bill clinton cut spending. i would take the clinton tax rates, right now, i would take them. gregg: really. >> they won't hurt the economy, if, i got clinton's spending. he spent one-third less on federal government than barack obama is today, one-third less. we've increased the size of the government by over 33%. gregg:er hereby announce you king for a d
five, france. taxes are an issue there. i think the election of francois alaund and his rate on the top end as well as some of the other things he's doing in france, lowering the retirement age, this is sort of a litmus test in some ways and it's important. maybe richard can tell me i need to learn more about the british tax code. icons on the edge. a number of names you know at home, jcpenney, best buy stock has been hammered, the maker of the blackberry, once iconic, now struggling. >> they're gone. >> they're not gone. >> last one. congratulations. >> they're struggling, and i think it's the end of an era for some companies. the $25 billion bank settlement, a huge deal. some people said it was not enough. whatever your thoughts are, it was a big story. facebook, you remember them? they have come back in the last six weeks. everyone thought this was an ipo that was going to soar. >> who manages that company? >> mark zuckerberg. that guy right there. >> poorly, i would submit. >> he built it, so who are we to judge, right? maybe the public company is a different story, but that ipo flo
to consider 15% or something like that. france passed a thing if you go over $1 million a year, your taxes are low on the first million. after that, they are taking 75% of the money. they ought to throw a little bit of fear into these people. it just shows the control the wealthy have over the government in both parties. host: more from "the washington post." they write -- back to the telephones. derrick from maryland on the line for democrats. your thoughts about the fiscal clause bill. caller: i think they will do a good deal if they can keep mitch mcconnell out of there. one of the things i really have a problem with, that is when thing i say democrats, let's get the ground game for 2014. republicansd of the at enter the house. let's take the house and just ran it all down their throats. host: we will move onto glen on the line for independents. caller: here is the problem that we have a. we have people that are working hard for the american people. we have a constitution. we have deviated from the constitution. host: who are the people working hard for the american people? caller: the
, but to france. megyn: oh. >> i suppose being british is a good qualification to send her to beat up on the french. megyn: well, you tell me. i think her frankness -- play on words here, it all comes together -- could come in very handy. watch this. >> so you don't read runway? >> no. >> and before today you had never heard of me? >> no. >> you have no style or sense of fashion. >> i think that depends on what your -- >> no, no. that wasn't a question. [laughter] megyn: why can president bush have ambassador john bolton, who was objected to for his frank style, and president obama can't have her? >> what message are we sending to those europeans who are in the middle of the worst financial crisis in three generations, and we send a fashion magazine editor to be our official representative in london or paris? do you think we would send ms. anna wintour, do you think we'd send her to china? do you think we would pick her for our ambassador to china? it's a putdown of the europeans if they do this. it is a putdown to them in their moment of crisis. megyn: maybe we are secretly trying to
moore show"? he voiced over that. he lives in france. bill: new concerns the u.s. is running out of doctors at a time when obama-care will put millions of americans into the system. our fox news medical a-team doctor on what needs to happen there. martha: they were trapped under a car struggling to breathe and split second heroics saved theof lives of her mother and child. of pepto-bismol to-go. bp has paid overthe people of bp twenty-threeitment to the gulf. billion dollars to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. d bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. martha: this year was so big the honor went to two words, capitalism and socialism. the web traffic of people looking up the definition of socialism and capitalism doubled last year. bill: i guess we call that fair and balanced. consult your dictionary. new qu
, the comrades rio grille. there are parties in france, brazil, efwhere. >> hopefully it will -- it will bring them luck. >> yes. >>> tara? >> the chp log is looking pretty good at this hour. not a lot of incidents to report. in the south bay, 280 at the 880 split, we have free-flowing traffic. at the bay bridge toll plaza, no metering lights. we did have an earlier stall, ate 0 eastbound. that's in the opposite direction of the commute -- 8 eastbound. that's in the on -- 80 eastbound. that's in the opposite direction. steve? >>> tara? >> it's cold. >> it is cold. >> in fact, i just saw a 29- degree reading in partly sunniton. so there are -- in pleasanton. a few high clouds. not much. this system is falling apart. there it is. one part is going north. one part is going south. we're left in between. 20s and 30s. that 37 livermore is at the airport. it's a very localized event. about two blocks away. it's 32. 3 at oakland. that tells you -- 38 at oakland. that tells you it's cold there. you can see how it is beginning to shear apart. sun, then some clouds. ny clouds really take the edge off. bu
france winner was stripped of his titles, lost his sponsorships and left the board of his famous cancer charity live strong, after the u.s. anti-doping agency found he engaged in a long term pattern of blood doping during his career. armstrong still denies using performance-enhancing drugs. >>> number seven, wrong side of the street. few things are more universal for american children than sesame street and elmo. which makes the elmo sex scandal all the more shocking. kevin clash resigned as the voice of elmo after allegations he had sexual contact with underaged males. the show says no one there knew anything about it. >>> number six, congress behaving badly. the whiff of scandal doesn't mean you can't win a race for congress. jesse jackson jr. of illinois was re-elected even though he was absent for months due to mental health issues and under federal investigation for misusing congressional resources. weeks after the election he resigned. prolife republican congressman of tennessee had urged his pregnant mistress to get an abortion a decade ago. he denied the woman was pregnant or ha
that right now there are modest gains there. in france, the cac up by about 0.7%. much more modest gains. ftse actually just about break even at this point. germany, the dax up by about 0.3%. in asia, you saw the hang seng was up just barely. korea was up just barely. the shanghai composite was up by close to 0.8%. and nikkei down by about a quarter percentage point. oil prices this morning pulling back a little bit. down another 33 cents to $88.76. yesterday we did see oil cross above $90 for the first time since october 22nd. ended up down at about $89. but crossing early in the morning above $90. the ten year note at this point yielding 1.639%. i feel like we look at the same board board every morning. euro still up above 1.30. the dollar-yen at 81.99. and gold prices this morning slightly lower. down by about $15. $1704.40 an ounce. kevin ferry at the cme, kevin, we are watching the fiscal cliff every single day kind of watching negotiations as they play out. maybe that's not the wisest thing to do with the markets. what are the things that are popping up and have you thinking about
in the euro. primarily the swiss franc raising deposit rates, which swiss franc deposits can be held. a gain in the euro. the first day of the two-day fed meeting, where it's widely anticipated the fed will embark on further stimulus action. >> it will be hard to say how expansionary that move is. if you're ben bernanke, why would you throw a curveball at this hour. we'll see. that press conference, a little more than 24 hours from now. >> we're continuing e inine ini more on trip adviser. look at the cnbc realtime exchange. we did see the features point to a higher open. here at the big board, coca-col coca-cola -- [ bell ringing ] >> and ringing the bell there. trip adviser, interesting deal, because the pricing at which the shares were bought. >> you've got to remember, of course, you have a change in voting control. it had been controlled by barry diller, it will now be controlled by liberty media. they will own 22% of the economics of trib adviser, but 57% of the total votes of the company, effectively controlling the company. so any thoughts you might have as a shareholder in erms it o
states army in the great world war i. he wanted to get to france as soon as he could and so he volunteered to be in the ambulance service. what he did when he got to europe was rescue and pick up other dough boys in europe out of those trenches and get them behind, take them back behind american lines so that they could be taken care of their wounds and he also picked up many of our americans, 114,000 to be exact that died in the great world war i. he was allowed or was able to come back to america alive he made it through the war. although many, as i mentioned, did not. many americans when they came home from the great war over there, as cohen said, difed the new. they picked up in europe in fact many of them a great number of them depride the spanish flu, almost as many as died in europe itself. frank buckles then went to work and during his work, he went to the philippines. when he was in the philippines, the japanese invaded in world war ii. he was captured and put in a prisoner of war camp for three and a half years. he was about to be executed and the americans came and l
enough good things about our friends and colleagues in the european union and london and france, brussels, germany throughout and other countries as well. they are anxious as you know, they are anxious as to how this will work. we have said let's give it more time, let's work through the substitution of compliance issues, but they have been excellent. >> thank you. my time is expired. i yield back. thank you mr. chairman. >> thank you, mr. chairman and chairman gensler and director cook for being here. right that there is a different timetable that has been adopted by the sec and the cftc and compare of all requirements? >> you are right that we were given an easier task because we are just a future in the swaps regulator and they have such a broad portfolio. as we have completed about 80% of the rules. we have one year to complete the task but here we are two and a half years later. >> is that going to be confusing for the firms and costly for? >> there may be challenges. the swaps that we overseas, interest-rate swaps and physical commodities swaps and credit industries represent about
then offered him the position as ambassador to france. >> researcher and author michael hill on elihu washburne, the only diplomat from a major power to stay during the siege of paris providing political and humanitarian support. >> "washington journal" continues. host: ari ne'eman is the president and co-founder of the autistics of advocacy network and is here to talk to us about the federal response to the rise in autism in the united states. our guest is an autistic adults and will be talking about the federal role in supporting an autistic adults and children. he testified before congress earlier this week, and that hearing was covered by c-span if you want to take a look at it. go to our website, c-span.org. thank you for being on the program. >> thank you for having me. >> first, talk to us about what is autism in terms of the spectrum of disorders and some of the symptoms people might want to be on the lookout for. >> i am really glad you asked that. often, people's perceptions of autism come from television or movies like "main man -- "rain man" or 60-second public service announcements
forces, national coalition -- britain has recognized a group. france has recognized a group. it looks like next week the u.s. will recognize it. this will allow us to send more aid primarily humanitarian but also likely given where we are increased military aid to them which is now going through third parties like qatr. the bad news is these groups run the spectrum. they include al-qaeda-like forces. so two of the military bases that have fallen in recent weeks, two rebel forces have fallen to al-qaeda-like militias who have taken over. so unfortunately, what you're likely to see is after assad falls, then the real chaos begins. then you'll see fighting between the militia groups, some of which are definitely opposed to the united states and everything we stand for. >> bill: there is enough of a core, you believe? >> so that's the game right now. can you beef up those? can you increase those. so you actually -- i'm not making this up. you actually have diplomats from europe going to the syrian border, in some ca
has a super athlete syndrome, eh, he's not going to study, he'll be a tour de france winner. >> all questions are not answerable but the article is fascinatin fascinating. that's the cover story in "time" magazine today. >>> coming up next, dealing into super brain, kind of connected. >> yes. >> we'll talk with a geneticist and deepak chopra "releasing the power of your mind to grow your emotions." we'll talk about all that straight ahead. >>> and the golden globe nominations are about to be announced, we'll take you live to l.a. to see who made the list and who did not. that's ahead. stay with us. [ male announcer ] how do you trade? with scottrader streaming quotes, any way you want. fully customize it for your trading process -- from thought to trade, on every screen. and all in real time. which makes it just like having your own trading floor, right at your fingertips. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. try our easy-to-use scottrader streaming quotes. it's another reason more investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. >>> welcome back. rudy
or napoleon's france, alexander the great mesopotamia. it is a progressive thing every society seems to go through. it goes from civilize to being uncivilized. host: beyond the disrespect you feel that you got as a kid to -- from the kids, what did you think about the security at the school? did you feel safe from perhaps an attack from the outside? caller: they had the doors locked. you had to ring a bell before you came in. if anybody wants to get into one of the schools and they come in with weapons, these military type equipment, there is no door that will stop them anyway. they can shoot the locks right off the door and they will be into the school within seconds. once somebody is going to do something like that that has their mind set on it, to stop it is next to impossible. there is no way of forcing it. i wish there was, but it is like terrorism. when somebody wants to create an act of terrorism, there is basically no way of stopping them. host: we will move on to joy in california. caller: good morning first. i would like to send out my condolences to all of the children and loved
since world war ii? i mean, i don't think germany's going to invade france any time soon or russia's going to invade poland. but yet we have a huge amount of deployed american forces in europe. i mean, maybe we need to have a discussion about whether or not we need that. whether or not we can afford that expense. whether or not that does anything to enhance our security. again, i want a military that is the best in the world, i want it to continue to be that way, i want it to be second to none. i want to make sure we have all that we need but i don't want to be investing in things we don't need. and when the joint chiefs of staff and when the secretary of defense and all the experts tell us that they don't need something and we here appropriate money to keep something going that is unnecessary, that is unwanted, at the same time while you're trying to cut the benefits of some poor old lady, her social security, there's something wrong with this equation. we got to start thinking about the security of people here in this country as well. and what we're going to do right after this i
team and private american citizens are out of the capital. the country's president has asked france and the u.s. to help stop rebel advances. >>> a florida fossils dealer faces 17 years in prison after admitting he illegally bought and sold dinosaur bones, including three tyrannosaurus skeletons. eric has agreed to give up claims on a skeleton sold at auction for more than $1 million. sentencing set for april. >> what's the crime? they weren't his bones? or you can't sell dinosaur bones? >> you can't sell dinosaur bones. who knew they were so much? >> we'll talk about that even more. >>> coming up, a sad story. parents in the u.s. banned from adopting children in russia. the controversial new law signed hours ago, and hundreds of teachers get their hands on guns. learning to shoot. the man offering the course for free and a teacher who took the class. e, alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. let's fight fat with alli. ♪ i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a lit
friend of mind who lives here in the united states. he is of course living here, came from paris, france. his friends overseas are saying what is going on with the united states? these guys are actually saying, why can't the united states get this together because so many people throughout the world depend on us. look, our white house chief correspondent ed henry reports the president is rushing back to washington late tonight to get this deal done but is there enough christmas spirit and cheer on capitol hill that there can be goodwill expressed towards republicans and democrats to work in harm any to harmony to find something amenable to everybody? >> i think public opinion out there, public opinion clearly is not favorable to republicans at this moment about the fiscal cliff and the markets out there again could be very, very harsh if there is no deal. so i don't know about christmas cheer but i think there are certain political realities that say there's got to be something done, even if it's a temporary patch that allows them to say we're going to have the big vote in terms of the c
want to bring you the dumb criminal of the year award. this is a thief in france. stole christmas presents from a car. he left his phone in that car. he wanted his phone back, so he went to the police to report a missing phone. guess who was at the station? the people he just stole from, saying hey, this guy left his phone in the car. that is careless criminal of the day. >>> and then this. you want the hangover cure. drumroll. it's asparagus. according to the institute of medical science in south korea, thank you, south korea, asparagus and the minerals found in there extract many -- it helps your liver cells and it helps filter. that is why your pee sometimes smells different after you -- i'm just saying. >> and we have plenty of unique polkas this past year. this one started with our maestro, barry mitchell. ♪ who needs flowers, who needs sweets ♪ ♪ pledge your love with techs and tweets ♪ ♪ it's the valentine's polka ♪ even if you're not a hunk you can always text your junk ♪ ♪ that's the valentine's polka ♪ seems like just the 1% are making all the bucks ♪
and france are about to go in recession. when you have a shaky economy, piling on taxes does not work. spain's has been raising taxes. we have not seen anything like this with governments deliberately raising taxes on a scale since the early 1930's. they should be going in the opposite direction. they are putting more burdens on the private economies. host: somebody who may be in your income group wrote an op-ed about a month ago and this is part of it. i want to get your reaction. guest: in terms of income and what people effectively pay in tax rates, people and higher incomes pay effective tax rates three times those earning middle incomes in this country. salaried income versus capital gains gets confused. capital gains are no sure things. it is a high-risk proposition. there has always been a lower rate for capital gains. you would see this economy crater and hope of investment and go by the boards. bill clinton lowered the tax rates. to reverse that trend, that was a bad decade, the 1970 's. we have seen that in other countries. raise the rates and you get less investment and a lower st
to fight against the tax increase for the wealthiest people. they take a ski vacation in france and a cost $20,000. they spend money like it is garbage. cheerleading for tax breaks for people who do not need it. they have admitted they do not need it. the republicans and the democrats are not facing the key issue with our budget, which is medical cost. it is insanity we do not hear enough and i wish c-span would have more programs dealing with all of the options that could lessen the burden on the government and the taxpayer for the medical costs. i believe that in medicare buy- in -- i have 10 years left to go until medicare. i pay $620 a month for my health care. that is a lot of money. i would give that to the government and would usn't use t $100 or $200 a year. host: that is an important issue. we will focus more as the affordable care act t kicks in. for the suggestion -- thank you for the suggestion. the deficit is close to $16.4 trillion. this is part of the debate we will see at the start of the new congress. the so-called fiscal cliff was coined by ben bernanke. the story from "r
to the assad regime. >> the u.s. joins britain, france and turkey in recognizing the syrian opposition. >>> hu go chavez is recovering from cancer surgery in cuba this morning. the operation lasted more than six hours and was completed correctly and successfully. this is the fourth cancer related surgery since summer of 2011. >>> at least four homes destroyed by a gas line explosion. this is just north of charleston, west virginia. a local station reporting five other homes were damaged, as well. that fire so intense it damaged apinterstate. several people were treated for smoke inhalation. west virginia's governor says no deaths have been reported. >>> so did you feel it? turns out we got a cosmic close shave. two asteroids buzzed earth, one passing inside the monday's orbit. in nasa says it came within 145,000 miles of our planet. that's pretty close. here's the cool part. it called an eclipse only visible to astronomers. this is the scary part. it was only discovered a couple days ago. there are apparently like thousands of these that come in and out, but had it hit earth, it could have cau
of the far east of overshadowed by topless photos published in france, but kate carried on. >> this year she's been supportive from -- i think she's done everything that a princess should do besides looking stunning, of course. ♪ >> reporter: but 2012 was about one royal woman, the queen celebrated 60 years on the throne. her diamond jubilee marked the beginning of britain taking center stage. and at the london opec the queen had a starring role. >> good evening. >> good evening, your majesty. >> reporter: the queen shows little sign of slowing down,y about her oldest grandson now has to choose between his job as a helicopter pilot and becoming a full-time royal. >> the queen at 86, of course, is key for prince william to get more involved in the workings of the royal family. >> reporter: we know prince william will definitely have a new role in 2013. he'll become a dad. whatever the coming year brings for the royals, there will be at least one reason to celebrate. for "today," nbc news, london. >> it has been an amazing year for them. although the james bond image, the first that comes in
in france the cac is off by 14 points. in asia overnight, we did see marketed markets. hang seng was down .4%. shanghai composite was up by about 4.5%. oil prices have been off by about 22 cents the last time we checked. right now down by six cents to $86.67. the ten-year note at this hour is yielding 1.723%. wow. yields come back up. i was out for about three days last week and yields have come back a little bit. dollar at this point is stronger against the euro. the euro is at 1.3159. we have seen the euro gaining ground. gold prices have been down slightly. down by 1,692. it's interesting to come back after three days and see it. >> it's telling the move would bring that reaction. >> it is. because it was stuck for so long. i haven't seen a 1.7 -- >> it went 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 7 -- >> i haven't seen 1.7 in weeks and weeks. >> i was saying it's telling about how incredibly dead and -- telling about the ten-year, how boring and how narrow the range has been. like when greenspan said, i need to see that. he hasn't needed to see it for a while. >> i don't think it is his favorite any more. >> it'
that france is higher. the cac is up by 1%. >> you get rid of that 75% tax and that's what happens. >> exactly. the court ruled that unconstitutional, that 75% tax the way it has been laid out. maybe that's why you do see that cac moving higher there. also, take a look at what happened overnight in asia. the shanghai composite was up by 1.6%. japan, the nikkei, up by 0.7%. a lot of these markets are probably closed for new year's. also, take a look at the oil board today. you'll see that oil prices are down by about 35 cents, $90.45 a barrel. and the ten-year note, the yield was around 1.7% the last time we checked. the dollar has also been reacting rather well. all things considered. right now, the dollar is continuing up against most of these currencies. dollar versus the euro, euro is at 1.3193. dollar/yen is at 86.12 and gold prices have been a little higher this morning on, as well. you can see they're up by $5.70. $1,661 an ounce. joe. >> thank you. lawmakers are continuing fiscal cliff discussions this morning. let's get to john harwood with an update. i have now am viewing the ball fal
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